Do you love the idea of having a beautiful garden but you have no yard, or for that matter, no land? There is another idea that you might want to consider – a beautiful terrarium. It is self-contained, easy to take care of, and with such a variety of dwarf houseplants available to choose from, just steps away.
And what a wonderful gift one of these would make for that special friend – or you!
Terrariums – an indoor planter at its finest! There are a few items you will need to put one of these beauties together – some of which you may already have. We have even seen an old fish tank used – without the light though!
Just make sure you clean it out really well before putting it together, for obvious reasons…
No fish tank? Well, a simple glass fish bowl will work just fine. As you want your plants to be seen, you may want to prefer one that is free of any artwork or sketching. Glass containers that have a wide mouth are easier to work with and one on a pedestal is always a great choice.
Now, some gravel. Small, but not too small, works best. Earth tone colors give it an earthy look. We definitely have a variety of choices of the gravel shades that you prefer. Choose whichever you may like and we will make sure we use it for you.
Which plants will work? To name a few: succulents, air purifier, mosses for ground cover,etc work well as they require not much sunlight and can be placed indoors for most of the time. There are lots of dwarf houseplants that have been developed specifically for growing in small spaces.
Tip: Stay away from pitcher plants, as they are not house plants, and require full sun, lots of water, and insects.
Now that you have decided which plant you want in your terrarium, there are lots of decoration you can add to your terrarium: small mushrooms, small gazing balls, animal figurines, small smooth stones, and what not… Well we could just go on and on.
All done? Hold on till we deliver your own mini garden.
Now, that we have delivered your mini garden, take a picture and share it with your friends, because we know you can resist the urge to share it and are simply going to be so proud of yourself and you should be. But don’t forget to take care of it or all your hard work will be for naught.
Terrariums may deteriorate, if not properly placed around. It is best to place it on a table where it can receive indirect light – light from a window. This will keep your terrarium looking great as any direct and harsh sunlight may cause it to overheat, thus cooking/drying up your plants and then you are back to square one. Leave it there, as houseplants don’t like to be moved around too often.
As with plants, there will be a little care involved in keeping them looking as good as the day you put your terrarium together. Some of the plants may need to be replaced due to decline, a natural phenomena of such plants. In such case just bring it to us.
So get creative and create a terrarium. There are lots of plants available to use, the items to decorate it are endless, it will be fun, and it will add a nice touch to that special place in your home. And then you can sit back and tell everyone, “I did it my way.”